Rated 4 out of 5 by sbien521 near perfect
This watch is near perfect in form and function. i would give it a 5 in a year if it continues to be as reliable as it has been for the past 4 months. all i wanted from this was a reliable, easy to see time piece- not a phone, altimeter, camera, or alarm clock - and that is what this is. the self illuminating face is easy in any and all light conditions from total darkness to bright sun. the tritium tubes degrade over the years and i guess i will take what comes.
i have not subjected this to traumas such as impact or drowning so i can't say it stands up to more than the usual rigors of an active life, which for mean includes mountain biking, splitting wood, rock climbing...
this watch deserves its status as a classic.
June 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grunt2Preacher So far, so good.
I received my field watch only a couple of weeks ago. So far it seems to keep time well and I have not experienced any difficulty with the band. Some of the other reviewers expressed dissatisfaction with the band but it has been comfortable. My previous watch bands have been metal but I have gotten used to the leather. Time will tell how durable it really is. The one characteristic about the watch that I really like is its simplicity. So far, so good...
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by verily swissfieldwatchwaterproofaccuratequalitypurchase
I've purchased 1 pocket watch and 3 wrist watches from LLBEAN
This Swiss Self Illuminating Water Proof Field Watch TA245381
is the best viewing watch in darkness and 300ft Water Proof for
sure, also very rugged for every day use. The size is excellent
though I changed to a black nylon one piece strap with stainless
steel buckle. only a few dollars and other colors also, and just
slide strap over through watch pin then under watch and come
up and over pin on the other side of watch. They are strong
and light straps and work well with water, humidity, rain, sweat,
outdoors, etc...very very accurate and easy to read with black
watch dial and white hands and white numerals and red second
hand and a white date numbers. purchased this model 1/11/2012
and the battery still going strong still and so nice looking watch
Sincerely, Carl j
May 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MaineGuideWestfield bob
watch band broke and the crystal face chipped, but it kept good time
March 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBucky Perfect watch for me!
I love this watch! Even though it's technically a men's watch, it is perfect for me and I'm a woman. It is not too big, and the band is a nice width. I am so excited to be able to see the time without my glasses on, and to be able to see the time in the dark. This watch is worth the money.
February 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by tpatric2 Finally!
I have had three LL Bean watches to date, and this one is the one I like the most. The first one was a gift, and after two years, the hands fell off it. LL Bean, as always, honored their product, and I used the credit plus a bit more to buy a vintage field watch. I like it because it was just a watch. However, the self-illuminating hands did not illuminate enough to read them in the dark. So when I woke up, I couldn't tell the time. So, I sent the watch back. Again, LL Bean stood by its word.
This watch is so far so good. When I got it, I immediately put it on and went into the closet and shut the door. I easily could read the time! The watch is handsome, well-built and a nice size. The second hand doesn't always line up with the second marks, which is a little annoying.
Summer time is when I put equipment through the paces, so I will be interested to see if this watch can keep up with hunting, fishing, chainsaw work, lawn care . . .
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by redBeanrice Classic and Clean.
Ok, just love the simplicity and clean lines of this timepiece.
It's not oversized as many watches are these days. The only drawback is that it does NOT come with the option of a metal band. Get yourself one of these - you'll be glad you did!
January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pazuzu Great watch
I bought it last Spring and I have taken it off twice. Don't have to take it off at the airport or in the shower. I only took it off to even out my tan line , LOL. Wear to work, church and to do yard work. Still ticking and unblemished. Highly recommend it.
December 12, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kytech Defective
I received this watch as a gift (that I requested because I thought LL Bean meant good quality).
I returned the first one as defective. It lost several minutes a month.
The replacement has a defective band. I give up.
I am returning it for a refund.
November 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by LLBeanWalkingbillboard Self-Illuminating Field Watch
I liked the watch but the watch band needed to be replaced after a few mounths of use. The leather on the strap wears down quick.
November 24, 2013